Bees to go for 2nd victory of Patriots tonight

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees go for their second straight victory over the Somerset Patriots tonight! First pitch 6:35PM!

Series: In the first game of the series last night, the Bees shut out the Patriots 7-0 behind Cole Johnson’s six shutout innings. The Bees have won of three of the first four games played between the two teams this season.

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The Bees: James Skelton has been providing spark from atop the Bees’ lineup of late, batting .467 (7-15) in his last five games. In that span, he has also scored three runs and has moved to within one hit of reaching 700 for his professional career.

The Opposition: Bryan LaHair, a former MLB All-Star for the Cubs in 2012, has been on a tear recently. The first baseman is hitting .609 (14-23) with seven extra-base hits (four doubles, three home runs), eight runs scored, and nine RBIs during his current seven-game hitting streak.

Starters
New Britain– RHP Shawn Haviland (2-1, 3.44) | Somerset– RHP Shaun Garceau (0-1, 4.72)

Key to the Game – Mr. Consistent:In his last three starts, Shawn Haviland has allowed just one earned run in each of those starts while twice working seven innings. In his last start, he tossed 6.2 innings against Long Island. If the right-hander out of Harvard can duplicate his recent performances tonight against Somerset, the Bees stand a good chance at taking their second straight over the Patriots.

Broadcast: Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees).

Bees Buzz: Greg Golson reached base in his 20th consecutive game with a double in last night’s game…Michael Crouse has picked up a hit in every game this homestand, batting .389 (7-18) with a RBI and three stolen bases…Jon Jones is hitting .353 during his four-game hitting streak…Bees-Yellow